H.W.Fluks at kpn.com
Wed Jan 31 14:41:14 CET 2001
> From: Dan Shane [mailto:danshane at bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 2:23 PM
> As someone with some architectural training I might be able
> to shed a little
> light on the American cultural view of a bathroom.
Then maybe you (or anyone) can also confirm my theory why the British call a
toilet a "loo":
"Water Closet" was euphemised to "Waterloo" (the place where Napoleon lost a
battle, and also the name of a big London train station), and "Waterloo" was
then shortened to "loo". Does that make sense?
I guess Americans also won't understand the joke "The more you drink, the
To get this mail on-topic: I just read Rosa's "Attaaaack" again, and he
clearly shows toilets in the money bin there.
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